Damoy, Pierre

Domaine Pierre Damoy

Pierre Damoy took over from his uncle, Jacques Damoy, in 1992.  The domaine has been in the family for five generations, founded by Pierre's great-great-grandfather, Julien. Today, the domaine is 10.6 hectares and eight of the ten are located in the most-esteemed Grand Cru in Burgundy. The domaine owns one-third of the magnificent Chambertin-Clos de Bèze (5.36ha), 40% of Chapelle-Chambertin (2.2ha) and they boast one hectare of Chambertin. The oldest vines of the domaine were planted in 1920 and are located in the Clos de Bèze and in the monopole of the domaine, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot.

Pierre possesses an astute understanding of the dynamics of the vineyard and favors a hands-on, environmentally friendly approach. He plows the soil regularly for weed control rather than spraying herbicides, and he opts to use humus over synthetic fertilizers. No insecticides are used and copper applications are used sparingly as needed for mildew. Pierre completed a total modernization of the winery by 2002, with a focus on gentle winemaking equipment and the ability to ferment each small block of vines separately to capture the personality of each site’s terroir.  The wines are aged for 14-18 months in 70-100% new oak for the grand cru and 30-50% new oak on the village and premier cru.  After aging on the fine lees, the wines are bottled without fining or filtration.

Coupled with the domaine's holdings, Pierre's work in the vineyards and changes in the cellar have put the domaine on track to be one of the very best in the Côte de Nuits.  

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB3459-14
Sustainable
Marsannay "Les Longeroies"
2014
Pinot Noir
This is the most northerly appellation of the Côte d’Or, nearly reaching Dijon, and it encompasses three villages. Pierre Damoy purchases... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3460-14
Sustainable
Marsannay "La Brétignière"
2014
Pinot Noir France Burgundy

DB3458-14
Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin
2014
Pinot Noir
Gevrey-Chambertin, known to be sturdy and masculine, gained fame as Emperor Napoleon’s favorite wine and remains one of the best known.... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3454-14
Sustainable
Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
2014
Pinot Noir
The Chapelle-Chambertin grand cru vineyard faces east on a well-drained, gentle slope on the lower hillside east of Chambertin-Clos de Bèze... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3461-14
Sustainable
Bourgogne Rouge
2014
Pinot Noir
The grapes for this wine come from one of the domaines’s own vineyards in Fixin and from two external plots in Couchey. Rooted in clay and... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3462-14
Sustainable
Bourgogne Blanc "Les Ravry"
2014
Chardonnay
The domaine does not grow Chardonnay, so they purchase grapes for this wine from the Ravry climat in Fixin. This wine is fresh and crisp as... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3453-14
Sustainable
Chambertin Grand Cru
2014
Pinot Noir
The limestone soils of Chambertin have the same ratio of fine earth to pebbles (68 to 32 percent) as Montrachet and—like the Montrachet... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3452-14
Sustainable
Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
2014
Pinot Noir
Damoy owns 5.5 hectares of this spectacular grand cru. Clos de Bèze lies to the north of Chambertin, at the same altitude of 275 to 300... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3457-14
Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin "La Justice"
2014
Pinot Noir
This deliciously complex wine comes from two plots of vines, rooted in alluvial silt and shale, within the La Justice vineyard. It exhibits... Read More
France Burgundy

DB3456-14
Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos Tamisot"
2014
Pinot Noir
Clos Tamisot, a 1.5-hectare monopole planted in 1922 and 1945, is referred to as Pierre’s jardin, as it is located right behind... Read More
France Burgundy